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An overly-zealous animal rescue group takes the law into their own hands by stealing jilted dogs from abusive owners.

Prior to the making of this film, I initially intended to focus on a "simple" story of animal welfare. But sometimes things don't work out exactly as planned. Instead, I stumbled upon an even more intriguing story of societal neglect, economic despair, morality and self-fulfillment.

I recognize the controversy surrounding the issues presented in the film and have purposely left it to you, the viewer, to formulate your own opinion.

Winner: “Golden Gate Award for Best Student Film & Scholarship Recipient” – San Francisco Int. Film Festival
Winner: “Best Student Documentary & Scholarship Recipient” – Palm Beach Int. Film Festival
Winner "Best Student Documentary" - Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival
Winner: “Award of Merit - Best Short Documentary” – The Accolade Competition
Winner: “Award of Merit - Best Short Documentary” – Best Shorts Competition
Winner: “Best Documentary” – Santa Monica Teen Film Festival
Official Selection: Miami Short Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection: Social Justice Film Festival
Official Selection: Show Me Justice Film Festival
Official Selection: National Film Festival ~ Talented Youth (NFFTY)
Official Selection: Las Vegas Film Festival

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DIRECTOR | Lance Oppenheim
STORY SUPERVISOR | Lance Oppenheim & Melissa Oppenheim
PRODUCER | Lance Oppenheim & The Opp-Guide
CINEMATOGRAPHER | J.D. Aronson, Mirella Cardoso, Joe Zakko, Tia Blais-Billie, Lance Oppenheim
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | J.D. Aronson
EDITOR | Lance Oppenheim
ADDITIONAL EDITING | Josh Aronson & Mirella Cardoso
STOCK FOOTAGE | WSVN South Florida & 100 + Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida
MUSIC | Apparat, Nine Inch Nails, Trentemóller, Chimes & Bells

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